As a female plastic surgeon specializing in mommy makeover in Houston, I know how exciting this transformative procedure can be. Many of my patients have dreamed of restoring their pre-mommy bodies for years prior to the big day. With so many promising events and experiences on the horizon, the most important question may just be the simplest: What are you going to wear?
In this blog post, I’m going to give you the tips I’ve learned from my previous mommy makeover patients to help you seamlessly transition your wardrobe.
1. Wait a bit.
Once your surgery is complete, it may take about 8 weeks before swelling dissipates enough to reveal your final results. Postponing your first shopping trip will ensure you purchase the right sizes. Additionally, it’s simply more physically comfortable to try things on if you’ve given your body ample time to heal.
2. Choose the right clothes.
Make sure you’re only shopping for clothes that fit your new body. Now might be the time to branch out into new styles that you may not have considered before. While this can be exciting, it can also be time-consuming, so put aside an entire day for trying things on and shopping around.
Here’s what one of my patients shared in a review:
I’m still having to work on old habits of buying clothes that camouflaged my stomach. I’m rediscovering clothes in my closet that just fit and look better on me. This surgery has helped my spirit and confidence flourish.
3. Don’t forget undergarments.
It’s not just swimsuits and low-rise jeans you’ll want to pick up after surgery. Choosing the right undergarments is important, too. Breast augmentation and breast reduction surgeries will obviously result in a new bra size, but a breast lift can change things, too.
If you’ve had any sort of breast enhancement procedure as part of your mommy makeover, remember to avoid bras with underwires for at least 2 months after surgery. Learn more in this previous blog post I wrote about bra shopping after plastic surgery.
And don’t forget your bottoms! With your new, slimmer contours, you can ditch the granny panties and treat yourself to something new and sexy.
4. Donate your old stuff.
In addition to being environmentally and socially considerate, getting your old clothes out of your closet can help complete the transition from the old you to the new you.
5. Don’t skip it.
Hanging around in your old, shapeless clothes is fine while you’re still recuperating at home, but getting yourself into new, figure-flattering pieces can go a long way toward helping you embrace your new shape and enjoy your results.
To see examples of the transformation you can expect after a mommy makeover, visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you have any other questions about planning your mommy makeover, please contact us online or call (713) 571-0600. Women visit my practice for plastic surgery from throughout the Houston area, including Humble, Kingwood, and other nearby communities.